7 Ru Paul's Drag Race Cocktails

 Hay gurls! This post is for all you Ru Paul's Drag Race watchers, and if you don't watch the show, you must.

(UPDATE: I made new drinks for All-Stars 3. Here is Part 1 of 4:

Here is Part 2 of 4 (Stay tuned for Part 3 coming soon!):


Please enjoy these cocktails as you untuck backstage.

Season 1

"Loca!" - Nina Flowers

1 1/2 oz gin
1 oz St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
simple syrup, to taste tiny
splash of orange blossom water
juice of half a juicy lime
few dashes of Scrappy's cardamom bitters (or any bitters you have)

Serve this drink on the rocks, best to shake all ingredients in a shaker first, but not necessary. Garnish with edible flowers (found at Whole Foods or Sprouts, near the herbs)

Some people refer to Season 1 of Ru Paul's Drag Race as the "Lost Season."

Nina Flowers begs to differ:

Never forget where you came from queen, how else will you know where you're going, huntyyy?

Season 2

"Bitch! I am from Chicago!" - Mystique Summer Madison

2-4 oz vodka (or your favorite liquor)
fill rest of way with sweetened tea
fresh lemon juice, to taste
fresh mint and lemon slices for garnish

Serve over ice in a mason jar, preferably.

I was never a huge fan of Morgan McMichaels, and neither was Mystique:

Don't forget to enjoy this hard sweet tea the Mystique Summer Madison way: with a two-piece and a biscuit.

*sips tea*

All tea, all shade.

Season 3

"You'll Never Be Glamour." - Shangela Laqueffa Wadley

1/2 oz Pimms No 1
top off glass with champagne
garnish with a glamorous edible flower, or a lime twist

This drink had to glamorous, hence the champs. But don't feel like you can't enjoy it even if your campy. 

Shangela Laqueffa Wadley always offers drinks to non-glamorous queens, see:


Season 4

"Bar Queen!" - Willam Belli

muddle basil leaves with a shot of bourbon
strain it into a shot glass and slam it 


Ah, Willam.

So much potential.

So much shade. 

Season 5

"I don't get cute, I get drop dead gorgeous." - Alyssa Edwards

1 1/2 oz white rum
1 oz coconut rum
splash of pineapple juice
top off with red bull, since that's Alyssa's favorite drink

Serve on the rocks and garnish with your favorite fruits, I used raspberries and blackberries.

Alyssa is probably the most entertaining queen of all to me.

I mean, just behold her majesty:


Oohh, gurl, you look a little busted when you do that.

Ooooo! Bitch you got back rolls and you wearing a two-piece?!

She just read me the house down.  

Season 6

"I feel very attacked!" - Laganja Estranja

1 1/2 oz high proof alcohol (Everclear or Bacardi 151)
1 oz orange liqueur
3 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
few dashes orange bitters
garnish with an orange slice

Serve it straight up, no ice to dilute this drink!
Also, serve in a hot pink glass, if possible (see below).

This drink is meant to be super strong and make you feel, well, you know:

Season 7

"I had crystallized" - Kennedy Davenport

fill a short glass with crushed ice
1 1/2 oz peach vodka
1 1/2 oz peach puree (frozen peaches and enough water to blend and then strain)
simple syrup, to taste
1/2 oz lemon juice
sprig of thyme and peach slice for garnish 

If you want a really herbaceous drink, muddle a thyme sprig with the strained peach puree, otherwise just use the thyme sprig as a garnish (like I did) to give an herbal scent to the drink.

The quote that started it all:

 Here's a video of the quote. It's so worth it to watch it.



YAAS Gahwd! 

Now that we have a cocktail for every season, it's time for a few honorable mentions though the artistic medium of GIFs.

Please enjoy.

First, we must honor the queen of all queens, Miss RuPaul herself:


I see you!

Can I get an amen?!

Ru Paul, you are everything and you slay my life and I'm so glad Ru Paul's Drag Race exists, the world is a better place because of it.

fist bump

The next honorable mention is for one of my favorite queens of all time, Tatianna:

 You're welcome Tati.

We love you Tati.

Also, Jujubee, I'll always have a place in my heart for your fishy ass!

And finally, I want to leave you with a montage of some of our favorite drag queens struggling with straws.

Ironic, isn't it?

*sips more tea*

Yaaaas huntyy.


And before anyone gets worked up for whatever reason, always remember:

not personal